Kilkenny People - Newspaper Article 2022
Kilkenny woman Sheila Ryan founded Kilimanjaro Direct over 13 years ago after being deeply moved by the plight of children living in the area and their lack of access to decent education.
A teacher for 41 years at the Presentation Secondary School in Kilkenny, Sheila knows first hand the transformational impact education has on the lives of young people.
Damien Ryan & Wyane Clowry recently returned back from Kilimanjaro where they are heading up a programme to build housing and a School for a community in need there. Sheila Ryan, Damien's mother and a teacher herself set up the charity in 2005 when she saw the poverty there and has been working tirelessly since. Trevor Gypp talked to them about their latest trip and plans for the future.
Video Documentary (from 2009)
On the 20th October 2009, twenty-five volunteers headed off to Kilimanjaro, to work on building a school for poor children in the area. Despite the recession at the time, these volunteers funded their own flights and would spend their free time fundraising to buy building materials for the school.